Friday, February 23, 2024

Club File

Club File: Maidenhead sees benefits of lighting change in energy bill crisis

Maidenhead HC expects to significantly reduce its energy bills - as well as helping umpires see - after investing nearly £50,000 in its foodlighting system. Maidenhead invested £45,000 in re-camping its eight-column flood lighting system at Altwood School. The club...

Uddingston: The progressive Scottish hockey club in ‘development’

Since being presented with the EHF Club of the Year Award in 2015, Uddingston has been a forward-thinking club on the rise. The Hockey Paper thought it time to get the lowdown behind the scenes of the Scottish club,...

‘Multitude of anecdotes to share’: Hockey club launches first podcast

A Nottinghamshire hockey club is trying its hand at a new way of communicating with its members and the local community with the launch of its first podcast. Like most clubs, Mansfield Woodhouse-based North Notts Hockey Club have found things...

Explainer: The price of running floodlights at sports clubs

As The Hockey Paper has revealed, sports clubs in the UK are set to face extremely high electricity bills for next season, while hockey is set to endure some tough times ahead due to floodlight needs. Here, expert Andrew...

Floodlight fears: Warning for UK hockey clubs ahead of electricity bills rise

Hockey clubs and other sports which use floodlights in the UK have been issued a stark warning of the “serious and quite scary” electricity bills set for this autumn. A leading energy policy expert admitted to The Hockey Paper...

A night of emotion and club service at Ashford’s 100th anniversary

The Hockey Paper's editor attends one Middlesex club's 100th anniversary celebrations She is the first person you usually see at events - be it club, internationals, Euros or World Cups - and was the last to receive a special lifetime...

Meet Witney women, one of English hockey’s smallest National League teams

Nestled close to Oxford lies the leafy town of Witney, whose women’s hockey first team has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the league tables in recent times with a spate of promotions.  Earlier this year, they secured the National League...

Neston Badgers mark hockey club first

Cheshire-based Neston Badgers are celebrating after finishing the season undefeated in what is a club first in its 59-year history. In an unprecedented year, the small squad of just 16 players, who are mostly year 9, have won all 14...

How hockey clubs can access up to £10k to improve facilities

Hockey clubs in England can now access up to £10,000 to create or improve facilities. The Sport England Places and Spaces fund initially set out to help sport clubs in the West Midlands create, enhance, or redevelop their facilities with...

Once a male-only hockey club, meet Teddington’s first ever female captain

Being in charge of Teddington Hockey Club, while preparing for their 150th anniversary celebration, is significant in its own right. Doing so as the club’s first ever female captain amplifies it tenfold. Clare Freer was appointed last year, and juggles...
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My week: Nick Giles, Oxted Hockey men’s coach

It’s hockey 24/7 for Oxted player/coach school head of hockey coach Nick Giles. Here, he runs The Hockey Paper...
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